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Unable to sync firefox PC to android phone

I am not a geek and I follow all the details of 'how to etc etc' but nothing works and the phone goes into random loops and keeps telling my I cannot sync (I KNOW that). … (read more)

I am not a geek and I follow all the details of 'how to etc etc' but nothing works and the phone goes into random loops and keeps telling my I cannot sync (I KNOW that). Firefox has no phone number or email system for technical support (or any type of support) just this hit and miss system of 'forums' (or is that fora). I tried to send a bug report but I am NOT signing up for another (geek speak) account just to send you the problem. Please fix this issue - it never used to happen on older versions - how can I roll back my firefox to something that works properly?? Here is the error report, enjoy, to me it is written in ancient g(r)eek!

1659608046381 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1659608314611 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1659608314611 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1659608314612 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1659608314612 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1659608314613 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1659608315651 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 304 1659608317134 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status 1659608317134 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received 1659608317134 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: sync 1659608317134 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: true 1659608317329 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:loaded 1659608317329 FirefoxAccounts WARN Unrecognized FxAccountsWebChannel command: fxaccounts:loaded 1659608320303 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:pair_preferences 1659608320908 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608320908 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608320908 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608320909 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608321321 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608321322 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608321367 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1659608434712 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsPush loading service 1659608434712 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsPush initialized 1659608434747 FirefoxAccounts TRACE observed topic=push-message, data=chrome://fxa-device-update, subject=[xpconnect wrapped nsISupports] 1659608434747 FirefoxAccounts TRACE FxAccountsPushService _onPushMessage 1659608434753 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG push command: fxaccounts:device_disconnected 1659608434754 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG Notifying observers of fxaccounts:device_disconnected 1659608434754 FirefoxAccounts INFO fetching updated device list 1659608434754 Sync.Engine.Clients DEBUG Updating the known stale clients 1659608434754 Sync.Engine.Clients DEBUG Refreshing the known stale clients list 1659608434757 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://api.accounts.firefox.com/v1/account/devices 1659608435790 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://api.accounts.firefox.com/v1/account/devices 200 1659608435791 Hawk DEBUG (Response) /account/devices: code: 200 - Status text: OK 1659608435791 Hawk DEBUG Clock offset vs https://api.accounts.firefox.com/v1: -2791 1659608435792 FirefoxAccounts INFO Got new device list: 3bab5932266da6469edabb3b022d462f, 622e1483fa5b0564fc504f75d009b422, 6bf539feb208fd2a1eaf7bf820de34f0, 73ad7ca5e184fd5a50f2f48dd70866d1, 7c41118e2a1f1174997c0cce0f12284c, 7e2285d6c17f0fb8bf12ddb7d479892f, c66b82cce8ac7a7972116bff3d23ce2e, e48e0ecaf75ca3b8b9c64b315ed4be22 1659608435793 FirefoxAccounts INFO updating the cache 1659608623665 FirefoxAccounts ERROR Pairing channel error: Error: WebSocket unexpectedly closed(resource://gre/modules/FxAccountsPairingChannel.js:3601:20) JS Stack trace: FxAccountsPairingChannel</_setupListeners/<@FxAccountsPairingChannel.js:3601:20 1659608646390 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/103.0.1 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) FxSync/1.105.0.20220729222726.desktop 1659608646391 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2022-08-04 12:24:06 in browser session kSKF98oczh8c 1659608646392 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1659608646402 Sync.Status INFO Resetting Status. 1659608646402 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok 1659608646405 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1659608646405 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1659608646408 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1659608646408 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1659608646410 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1659608646715 Sync.Resource DEBUG GET success 200 https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/148151151/info/collections 1659608646717 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching server configuration: https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/148151151/info/configuration 1659608646909 Sync.Resource DEBUG GET success 200 https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/148151151/info/configuration 1659608646911 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching global metadata record 1659608646911 Sync.Service DEBUG Weave Version: 1.105.0 Local Storage: 5 Remote Storage: 5 1659608646911 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching and verifying -- or generating -- symmetric keys. 1659608646912 Sync.Service INFO Testing info/collections: {"bookmarks":1659608043.52,"extension-storage":1605357784.56,"clients":1659606031.62,"meta":1596625959.52,"forms":1659075090.37,"crypto":1578385419.9,"history":1659111154.3,"passwords":1656864350.76,"addons":1654102992.88} 1659608646912 Sync.CollectionKeyManager INFO Testing for updateNeeded. Last modified: 1578385419.9 1659608646912 Sync.Synchronizer DEBUG Refreshing client list. 1659608646913 Sync.Engine.Clients DEBUG Resetting clients last sync time 1659608647128 Sync.Collection DEBUG GET success 200 https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/148151151/storage/clients?full=1&limit=1000 1659608647138 Sync.Engine.Clients INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 2 reconciled. 1659608647139 Sync.Engine.Clients DEBUG Refreshing the known stale clients list 1659608647152 Sync.Engine.Clients INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647155 Sync.Synchronizer INFO Updating enabled engines: 2 clients. 1659608647157 Sync.Synchronizer INFO Syncing all enabled engines. 1659608647162 Sync.Engine.Passwords INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 0 reconciled. 1659608647162 Sync.Engine.Passwords INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647163 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks DEBUG Checking if server sync ID EcjFZAdZwynf matches existing 1659608647169 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 0 reconciled. 1659608647169 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG Merging bookmarks in Rust 1659608647173 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG Building local tree 1659608647179 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG Building remote tree 1659608647190 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG Building merged tree 1659608647190 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG Applying merged tree 1659608647191 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG Merging bookmarks in Rust took 21.432ms 1659608647191 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.Mirror DEBUG No changes detected in both mirror and Places 1659608647192 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647208 Sync.Engine.Bookmarks.BookmarkSyncUtils DEBUG pushChanges: Processed change records: {"weak":0,"skipped":0,"updated":0} 1659608647209 Sync.Engine.Addons DEBUG Refreshing reconciler state 1659608647209 Sync.AddonsReconciler INFO Refreshing global state from AddonManager. 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Mount Rainier Sunset by M♥Donna (version=6.0, id={c55346b8-b052-4db2-9267-61b7df3f29ef}) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Mountain Theme (version=2.0, id={0f13a6cc-fbbb-41a6-b42e-314514cce874}) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Facebook Container (version=2.1.1, id=@contain-facebook) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Dictionnaire français (version=7.0b, id=fr-dicollecte@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials (version=2020.8.18, id=jid1-ZAdIEUB7XOzOJw@jetpack) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon The Diving Collie (version=2.0, id={c20ca56b-78c1-4d5a-bbe3-b978c435be69}) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Ducati Bike Theme (version=2.0, id={f8818a98-92c6-4355-98e9-8a2f86abb14e}) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon AdBlock — best ad blocker (version=4.43.0, id=jid1-NIfFY2CA8fy1tg@jetpack) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon British English Dictionary (Marco Pinto) (version=3.0.7, id=marcoagpinto@mail.telepac.pt) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Français Language Pack (version=103.0.1buildid20220729.222726, id=langpack-fr@firefox.mozilla.org) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon English (GB) Language Pack (version=103.0.1buildid20220729.222726, id=langpack-en-GB@firefox.mozilla.org) 1659608647211 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Form Autofill (version=1.0.1, id=formautofill@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Firefox Screenshots (version=39.0.1, id=screenshots@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon WebCompat Reporter (version=1.5.0, id=webcompat-reporter@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Web Compatibility Interventions (version=103.0.0, id=webcompat@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon DoH Roll-Out (version=2.0.0, id=doh-rollout@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Picture-In-Picture (version=1.0.0, id=pictureinpicture@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Google (version=1.2, id=google@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Amazon.com (version=1.3, id=amazondotcom@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Bing (version=1.3, id=bing@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon DuckDuckGo (version=1.1, id=ddg@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon eBay (version=1.3, id=ebay@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Wikipedia (en) (version=1.1, id=wikipedia@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Amazon.co.uk (version=1.9, id=amazon@search.mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon System theme — auto (version=1.3, id=default-theme@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Light (version=1.2, id=firefox-compact-light@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Dark (version=1.2, id=firefox-compact-dark@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Firefox Alpenglow (version=1.4, id=firefox-alpenglow@mozilla.org) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Add-ons Search Detection (version=2.0.0, id=addons-search-detection@mozilla.com) 1659608647212 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. (version=1.8.1.2, id=gmp-gmpopenh264) 1659608647213 Sync.AddonsReconciler DEBUG Rectifying state for addon Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. (version=null, id=gmp-widevinecdm) 1659608647215 Sync.AddonsReconciler INFO Saving reconciler state to file: addonsreconciler 1659608647222 Sync.Engine.Addons.Store DEBUG gmp-gmpopenh264 not syncable: type not in allowed list: plugin 1659608647223 Sync.Engine.Addons INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 0 reconciled. 1659608647224 Sync.Engine.Addons INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647225 Sync.Engine.Forms INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 0 reconciled. 1659608647226 Sync.Engine.Forms INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647226 Sync.Engine.History DEBUG Checking if server sync ID x56-DiRAUha6 matches existing 1659608647228 Sync.Engine.History INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 0 reconciled. 1659608647228 Sync.Engine.History INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647232 Sync.Engine.Extension-Storage INFO Records: 0 applied, 0 successfully, 0 failed to apply, 0 newly failed to apply, 0 reconciled. 1659608647233 Sync.Engine.Extension-Storage INFO Uploading 0 outgoing records 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of passwords - disabled via preferences 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of bookmarks - disabled via preferences 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of addons - disabled via preferences 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of forms - disabled via preferences 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of history - disabled via preferences 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of extension-storage - disabled via preferences 1659608647234 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping validation: no engines qualify 1659608647234 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.sync: success.sync => success.sync 1659608647234 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok 1659608647234 Sync.Synchronizer INFO Sync completed at 2022-08-04 12:24:07 after 0.83 secs. 1659608647235 Sync.Declined DEBUG Handling remote declined: ["prefs","tabs"] 1659608647235 Sync.Declined DEBUG Handling local declined: ["prefs","tabs"] 1659608647235 Sync.Declined DEBUG Declined changed? false 1659608647235 Sync.Service INFO No change to declined engines. Not reuploading meta/global. 1659608647236 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 600000 ms. (why=schedule)

Asked by Kev King 5 days ago

Answered by Paul 1 day ago

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Sync not working

duplicate of /questions/1384699 thread Your sync does not work. NO I DID NOT CLICK ON USE MY PHONE. Your site is sitting there doing nothing with it saying click to ins… (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1384699 thread

Your sync does not work. NO I DID NOT CLICK ON USE MY PHONE. Your site is sitting there doing nothing with it saying click to install on other devices. It is stupid your system is really bad

Asked by Kirby 1 week ago

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my addons are gone after syncing

1. i have firefox on my pc, now i installed it on my laptop 2. synced to my account on laptop 3. the internet went out halfway through the syncing process (only 3 addons … (read more)

1. i have firefox on my pc, now i installed it on my laptop 2. synced to my account on laptop 3. the internet went out halfway through the syncing process (only 3 addons or so installed and then it got stuck) so i closed my laptop and forgot about it 4. i opened firefox on my PC and the account synced 5. the addon bar flashed and all the addons except for 3 are now deleted (they are NOT disabled, they are completely gone from the addons page)

I don't remember the name of every addon i had installed but I need them back.

Asked by hypnosnyx2 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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I can't delete my Firefox account

A while ago I made a Firefox account with my Yahoo email address as the primary email, and my Outlook email address as the secondary email. Eventually I realized that I d… (read more)

A while ago I made a Firefox account with my Yahoo email address as the primary email, and my Outlook email address as the secondary email. Eventually I realized that I didn't need my Yahoo email account anymore, so I deleted it, forgetting that it was being used as the primary email for my Firefox account. Now I can't remove my Outlook email from my Firefox account without verifying my Yahoo email account, and I can't even delete the Firefox account since it was made under the Yahoo email account as a primary email address.

Now I can't use my Outlook email address to create a new Firefox account either.

Asked by vivek95148 1 week ago

Answered by vivek95148 1 week ago

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sign in appears to failed on the Mac version

I was trying to use the sync function on my MacBook Pro. However, the browser does not seem to log in at all. In the top right menu, it still shows the "sign in" button, … (read more)

I was trying to use the sync function on my MacBook Pro. However, the browser does not seem to log in at all. In the top right menu, it still shows the "sign in" button, instead of my email address. (see the attached pictures which I captured from my mac and a virtual machine running Firefox ESR on Debian. Another test on the flatpak version on the vertural machine apears to be normal.

Checks on account activities indicates the login histroy exsits, yet the syncing function remains unavailable.

the browser on the Mac is Version 102.0.1 (64-bit) which apears to be up to date the browser on the virtual machine is Version 91.11.0esr (64-bit)

information for the systems and machines can be found in the pictures attached.

Asked by Austin Foo 2 weeks ago

Answered by Austin Foo 1 week ago

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My bookmark not load with sync after installing windows!

Hello . I hope you be fine. After reinstalling Windows, I installed Firefox and enabled Sync. My addons synced on firefox but my bookmarks didn't. I had very important bo… (read more)

Hello . I hope you be fine. After reinstalling Windows, I installed Firefox and enabled Sync. My addons synced on firefox but my bookmarks didn't. I had very important bookmarks. I tried everything but my bookmarks didn't come back. Please help me to fix this big problem.

Asked by jalal alizadeh 1 month ago

Answered by jalal alizadeh 1 month ago

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Firefox on macOS

Hi guys. I'm wondering if it's possible to send tab from macOS Firefox to another device... I couldn't find any clue to achieve that, since that right click doesn't have … (read more)

Hi guys.

I'm wondering if it's possible to send tab from macOS Firefox to another device... I couldn't find any clue to achieve that, since that right click doesn't have the option to send tab throughout the devices like on windows.

Tks.

Asked by Matheus 1 month ago

Answered by Matheus 1 month ago

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Can't sync firefox custom preferences

I know there's [[an article|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences#w_sync-custom-preferences]] on how to sync custom preferences. I wanted to sync m… (read more)

I know there's [[an article|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences#w_sync-custom-preferences]] on how to sync custom preferences. I wanted to sync my toolbar customizations and some other preferences like disabling disk caching. And I don't even have other firefox instances, instead I just want to sync only on one device, so that I can continue the same setup when I signin later on the same device.

I've tried to add services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.uiCustomization.state, "services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.cache.disk.enable" and set it to true. But it doesn't work. What am I missing? No one seems to address this. May I am missing something.

Asked by Prince Cooper 2 months ago

Answered by Prince Cooper 1 month ago

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logins and passwords are gone...

my passwords and logins are not showing..!! even my bookmarks are not showing on firefox after i logged in using my firefox account. please help me resolve this its very … (read more)

my passwords and logins are not showing..!! even my bookmarks are not showing on firefox after i logged in using my firefox account. please help me resolve this its very important Sir/Ma'am.

Asked by karanarunraut 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

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Themes are synced even though I've disabled it with lightweightThemes and activeThemeID

Hello, I have 3 different profiles and I'd like to have a visual indication of the currently active profile. I've found that using themes is the best option (a red theme … (read more)

Hello,

I have 3 different profiles and I'd like to have a visual indication of the currently active profile. I've found that using themes is the best option (a red theme for production, green for test, grey for default) but I can't prevent Firefox Sync to sync the active theme between my profiles.

I have set both services.sync.prefs.sync.extensions.activeThemeID and services.sync.prefs.sync.lightweightThemes to false and restarted all my Firefox profiles.

After a while, all windows/profiles are synced to the same theme.

Are those settings really read by Firefox Sync ? I'm on Windows 10, Firefox 91.10.0esr (32-bit)

Thanks in advance for your help !

Asked by Cédric 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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downloading

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1380857. Please follow up there, thanks.] I am having trouble downloading songs from you tube to my… (read more)

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1380857. Please follow up there, thanks.]


I am having trouble downloading songs from you tube to my Mac.. can you please help me? thanks.

Mrudula

Asked by mrudupatel17 1 month ago

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Is there a way to remove a device from sync if I no longer have access to that device?

My old PC still shows up on sync. I can't remove it because I took it apart when I built my current PC to reuse some parts. Is there a way to remove it from sync or am I … (read more)

My old PC still shows up on sync. I can't remove it because I took it apart when I built my current PC to reuse some parts. Is there a way to remove it from sync or am I stuck with it showing up?

Asked by ers379 1 month ago

Answered by Paul 1 month ago

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How to transfer tabs from desktop to phone

Hello Please explain to me how to transfer tabs from desktop to Android phone because there is no option on my desktop browser settings and no matter how much I sync, the… (read more)

Hello Please explain to me how to transfer tabs from desktop to Android phone because there is no option on my desktop browser settings and no matter how much I sync, the desktop tabs will not be transferred to the phone again. please guide me

Asked by iraj 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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How do you sync multiple profiles across multiple devices?

I'm really confused about how profiles and sync work together for what I assume is a pretty common use case, especially now will all the WFH. I have two devices: 1. Perso… (read more)

I'm really confused about how profiles and sync work together for what I assume is a pretty common use case, especially now will all the WFH. I have two devices:

1. Personal laptop 2. Work laptop

I'd like to keep my bookmarks, history, addons etc separate, but be able to access my work environment when working from home on my personal laptop. I've read a lot about profiles and sync and multi-account container but I'm still confused as to how I achieve what I'm trying to do.

Having multiple profiles on one device is straightforward. But AFAIK if I attach two profiles to the same sync account, and try to sync both between two devices, it will only sync one of the profiles (and then merge everything if I try to sync the other). And if I have two separate sync accounts (work and personal), each with a single profile, I can't switch between them without also merging everything. How does one achieve this then?

Asked by tom.saunders90 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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"What precisely does “sync” mean with respect to transferring Firefox information between devices?

I’ve not had much success with my online searches to learn the details about what takes place when Firefox syncs browser information across devices. To keep things simpl… (read more)

I’ve not had much success with my online searches to learn the details about what takes place when Firefox syncs browser information across devices. To keep things simple, assume I interested only in syncing bookmarks and staying within the Firefox environment, i.e., no syncing to another browser. Please note that I am NOT asking for help in setting up Sync on different devices or in how to turn Sync on and off. Rather I am seeking help to understand what “sync” means, that is, the details of the sort of information transfers that take place between individual devices and the Firefox Sync server.

Here’s what I currently understand. After signing in to my Firefox account on Device 1, setting up syncing on that device, specifying that I want only bookmarks to be synced, and turning syncing on, the set of bookmarks on Device 1 is sent to be stored on a Firefox server. After that, whenever one is signed in to the Firefox account on Device 1 and syncing is turned on, any changes to the bookmarks on Device 1 will "automatically" (but I don't know how quickly) end up being reflected in the set of bookmarks stored on the server. Fine so far.

In addition to Device 1 I have another device, Device 2 which has not been set up for Firefox Sync. It has its own set of bookmarks. Some of them are also on Device 1, some are not. I sign into my Firefox account on Device 2 and set up syncing on it. I follow the steps for doing this in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer, “Connect additional devices to Sync.” I then click Sync Now. OK, now what happens?

1A. Do the bookmarks in Device 2 get added to the bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server? 1B. Do the bookmarks NOT in Device 2 get deleted from the bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server?

OR

2A. Do the bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server get added to the bookmarks in Device 2? 2B. Do the bookmarks NOT stored in the Firefox Sync server get deleted from the bookmarks in Device 2?

After whatever transfers of bookmark between Device 2 and the Firefox Sync server take place, and assuming that I’m still signed in to my Firefox account on Device 1 and that syncing on that device is still turned on, what sort of transfers of bookmarks takes place between the new set of bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server and the set of bookmarks already on Device 1?

3A. Do the bookmarks then present in the Firefox Sync server get added to the bookmarks in Device 1? 3B. Do the bookmarks no longer in the Firefox Sync server get deleted from the bookmarks in Device 1?

Finally, what happens to the set of bookmarks in Device 1 and Device 2 if I’m simultaneously signed in to my Firefox account, syncing is turned on in both Devices 1 and 2, and a bookmark is a) added to either device OR b) deleted from either device?

I’m sorry this message is so long, but I’ve wanted to be clear about the things I don’t understand in regard to Firefox Sync. I’d really appreciate what anyone can say to help me clarify these points. Thanks so much.

Asked by lbecker 2 months ago

Answered by Paul 2 months ago

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Syn between 2 laptops

Following direction on Help Page - Trying to sync tabs, bookmarks etc from one laptop to another. In settings, devices are said to be logged in and sync set to sync prett… (read more)

Following direction on Help Page - Trying to sync tabs, bookmarks etc from one laptop to another. In settings, devices are said to be logged in and sync set to sync pretty much everything. Clicking the menu top right - only shows my email @ the top, then New Tab etc - but nothing about "Sync Now" or "Sign In" What am I missing? TIA, Jean

Asked by jean61 2 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago